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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Tranchina, Gabriele Jazz for Kids Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This program is for toddlers, preschoolers and their parents/caregivers. It will introduce our little ones to jazz while yet interactive, fun and age appropriate. The presenters will offer jazz standards like "Take the A Train" as well as jazzy original children music and traditional children songs "jazzed up".
$201- $350
Huntley, Elizabeth The Harp: Medieval to Modern Music,
Other
Meet the concert harp with a program that displays the wide range and versatility of the beautiful queen of instruments. Audiences learn what this unusual and rare instrument can do. With sparkling music ranging from the classics to Broadway, this is a program of solo harp music that enchants and enthralls all ages. The lecture/concert can be tailored to audiences of all sizes and all ages.
$201- $350
Haynes, Jeff Listen to the Rhythms of Black History History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Hear the heart beat of Black American ancestors, through the rhythms of professional percussionist Jeff Haynes. Jeff and his dynamic team of performers take the audience on a rhythmic journey from Africa to their own backyard — in a celebration of the rich culture and heritage of Black Americans. Jeff literally brings in a truckload of drums and hand percussion instruments that he’s studied and collected from all over the world. Jeff weaves the rhythms and colors of these instruments throughout performances by an Urban Spoken Word Artist, a soulful Negro Spiritual vocalist and in the pocket of today’s Hip Hop. Jeff’s showcase embraces his audience with a message that shades light on the past, sharpens their perception on what’s happening today and inspires them to reach for a better future. Listen to the Rhythms of Black History is a performance that will empower and enrich the minds and spirits of students; arming them with a greater awareness and appreciation for Black history, music and the world around them.
$1001- $3000
Ring, Barbara Electrify Your Strings! Assembly Program Music
This inspiring event will surely have Mark Wood or Bridgid Bibbens “electrifying” everyone with a powerful solo performance (with backing tracks). Mark on his 7-string fretted purple Viper electric violin or Bridgid on her hot pink 7-string fretted Viper. The presentation includes riveting discussions about the importance of expressing oneself through music and art, improvisational techniques, and much more, and will engage students of every level. A question and answer period follows.
$501- $1000
Bennett, Kokila Music of the Rennaissance Music
Join Christopher Morriangello and Kokila Bennett in an inspiring program of Early music and narrative about the lute and it's history and tradition in European culture. Chris is a master Lutanist and Kokila is a gifted recorder player and composer.
$351- $500
!, briz FREEDOM'S GLORY-(We Shall Overcome) National Tour History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
In Mississippi, a young black boy is brutally beaten and shot for allegedly whistling at a white woman. In Montgomery, a lone black woman refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man. And in Greensboro,NC four black students stage a sit-in at a Woolworths lunch counter. These events helped to define our nation and propel a young Selma Preacher to the forefront of a movement. Songwriter briz presents the third part of his Freedom saga with original songs and period photos that capture the pain and the joy of a turbulent time. Freedom's Glory is the final installment of a historical musical journey preceded by; Freedom Stairway, (based on the slave narratives of the 1930's), and Freedom's Cry,(stories from the Civil War). All shows are family appropriate.
$201- $350
Speed, Sonny Tornado Alley Music
Tornado Alley is a five piece acoustic band that features four singer/songwriters on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, dobro and bass and a percussionist. The songs are all original and the sound is pure Americana with a generous helping of three & four-part harmonies that is focused on the vocals and songwriting. Following that tradition, Tornado Alley offers an array of styles from the American back roads that will have you feeling like you’re on a cross-country road trip with your radio on. Tornado Alley captures the feeling in song, of traveling from New England’s folk scene to the Bluegrass Region, across the Texas prairies, up through the Rockies and out to California. Audiences at Tornado Alley’s shows have truly been caught up in the band’s sound and have helped to make a good fan base. The band has opened up for Ricky Skaggs and others and headlined at many theaters, festivals and parks
$351- $500
Gardner, Tom Tommy Gardner's Dizzy Chicken Health & Fitness- Other,
Music
This exercise and well being program is for grades k to 3 and must be performed in an open area (or outside weather permitting). The theme of this show is living healthy through moderation. Original songs like “The Dizzy Chicken”, “Simon Says Song”, “Say Uncle”, and others keep the kids dancing, moving, jumping, and laughing. With emphasis on exercise and eating right, this program reinforces the important messages in gym and health classes.
$201- $350
Gato, Nego Nego Gato Afro-Brazilian Music and Dance Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
The Nego Gato Afro-Brazilian Music and Dance Ensemble bring to their audiences the rich African influenced rhythms and dances of Salvador, Bahia, Brazi--areas known for customs deeply rooted in the traditions and spirituality of ancestral Africa. The ensemble was formed by the Artistic Director, Jose Sena, known professionally as Nego Gato, to share his experience of growing up on the streets of Salvador immersed in the magical sounds of street music, Carnaval and Candomble ceremonies. We present Living History and are accompanied by live percussion.
$1001- $3000
Cohen, Dan Bananukah Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
Join Danna Banana and two travelling musicians as they tell the story of the Festival of Lights using original and tradition songs, games and a little help from your audience. A splashy celebration with music, costumes, props and the unstoppable Latke Faries. (appropriate for ages 3-12)
$501- $1000
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